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Basildon Philatelic Society

Serving stamp collectors and philatelists in the Basildon area.


The Nineties

Our long-serving Treasurer, the late John Church, became our second recipient of the BPF Award of Merit in 1991.

We hosted at Laindon the AEPS "StampEssex" Stamp Day in 1993 to celebrate our Silver Jubilee and, by coincidence, won the prestigious Stokes Cup at the same time. The same year also saw other Basildon successes in AEPS competitions.

The BPS became one of the first societies in the country to operate an Internet website. This attracted interest from all around the world.

Our society newsletter, “The Basildon Stamp Collector” was launched in January 1996 and was well received.

Two year later, in 1998, we again hosted StampEssex, but this time combined with the inter-federation Dawes Cup competition, for which purpose the title “Home Counties Stamp Day” was coined. The event was also our first “BasPex International” in that the event was graced by a display from our twin town philatelic society in France, Meaux. We had also displayed in Meaux’s regional exhibition earlier in 1998.

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